Treetops Castle Garden – Duffield, Derbyshire

Welcome to Treetops Castle Garden, Duffield Day Nursery and Preschool, Derbyshire

At Treetops Castle Garden, Duffield Day Nursery and Preschool, Derbyshire we absolutely love to play, create and educate together.

We know how important your child’s safety, development and preschool education is to you. That’s why every child at Treetops Castle Garden, Duffield, Derbyshire is assigned their very own key carer to ensure that we can provide you and your little ones with continuous assessment and the very best in quality childcare.

Home-From-Home Day Nursery with a local village feel

Treetops Castle Garden nursery and preschool is nestled in a sleepy street in the picturesque village of Duffield, Derbyshire.

Situated in the old William Gilbert School building, our cosy nursery is full of charm and character and much loved by local families seeking that personal home-from-home environment. Our caring and passionate team look after children aged 12 weeks up to the age of 5.

Despite our relative oasis of calm, Treetops Castle Garden, Nursery, Duffield, is just off the A6 and well-placed for parents commuting to Derby, Nottingham, and Matlock with great road links to the A38, A50, M1 and other major arterial routes. For those needing public transport there’s a bus stop at the end of the road serving Derby and Belper and Duffield Railway Station is just a 5-minute walk away.


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Opening Times: 7:30am – 6pm, Monday – Friday

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The Childcare of Choice for Local Families

An idyllic village location, secure outdoor spaces, and a committed and highly qualified team are just some of the reasons that make Treetops Castle Garden the first choice for childcare of local parents.

A relatively compact, open-plan setting with all four age groups on one floor creates a home-from-home feel particularly loved and valued by new parents and those with babies. A strong and close childcare team is able to forge close relationships with parents, helping to settle and relax children quickly.

An Exciting Curriculum for Lifelong Learning

Children at Treetops Castle Garden, Nursery, Duffield enjoy a programme of stimulating and exciting activities and experiences, developed in line with the EYFS statutory framework.

There’s messy play, sensory play, construction, junk-modelling, home corners and role play right through to the pre-school staples of phonics, literacy and elemental mathematics. Our aim is to maximise the potential of every child in our care and we have plenty of fun along the way!

Forest School Experiences

Treetops Castle Garden, Duffield Nursery enjoys wonderful outdoor spaces within secure, gated grounds of the nursery. Our near-countryside location means we also enjoy lots of outings to nearby parks including Eyes Meadow recreational ground.

Our progressive manager has also introduced regular Forest School experiences, an inspirational process that offers children at Treetops Castle Garden the opportunity to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland and natural environment with trees.

Additional Activities

The cook is a key member of our childcare team and involves the children in cookery and baking lessons – a fantastic opportunity to teach the children practical life skills and a healthy attitude towards nutrition. It’s also a great way to subtly introduce and cement some basic mathematical concepts like weighing and measurement.

We also enjoy lots of creative play activities; Messy Mondays with our babies and toddlers, Twisty Tuesday movement classes for 2-3 year olds and regular trips to Duffield library for our preschool children.

Ballet and baby yoga are available as extra-curricular activities

Links with Local Schools

Our preschool children typically go on to neighbouring schools including William Gilbert Endowed CE Primary School, Duffield Meadows Primary School and Little Eaton Primary School.

Treetops Nursery Manager

Nursery Manager:

Chloe Gramlick

Chloe has been working in childcare for more than 13 years and has experience at all levels of nursery care. She’s even set-up and launched a new nursery in London before joining the Treetops family. She holds a LCFE Level 2 Qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, loves reading, walking and climbing and is currently taking a photography course.

Things You’ll Love

  • Gorgeous, cosy nursery with village feel
  • Close to Duffield Railway Station
  • Extra-curricular activities including ballet and baby yoga
  • Forest School experience
  • Good road links – A6, A38 and M1

Already a Parent? Call 01332 841 844

If you are a current parent with a child at Treetops Castle Garden, Duffield, Derbyshire and need to talk to us about your child please contact us on 01332 841 844.


Treetops Castle Garden

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Treetops Castle Garden

King Street
DE56 4EU

Enquiries: 01332 841 844

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